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Apr 11, 2010 10:00am EDT
than double the combined harvest of latin america's other big players. in africa, the beverage's birthplace, ethiopia and uganda lead the continent. while india and indonesia are serious asia producers. vietnam, with an 18 million bag harvest in 2009, is number two in the world. this dwarfs its neighbour's output - though china is doubling production to 1.5 million bags by 2015, by doubling the area under cultivation. it can do this as yunnan today uses only 10 percent of its territory that's suitable for coffee growing - and the province is keen to utilise much more, with an eye on the rapidly growing domestic market. >>lu: china makes up one-fifth of the world's population. so, its potential share of today's global coffeeconsumption could be a hundred billion dollars. but at present, the chinese consume just around 4 billion dollars of coffee products. so there's good potential. >>reporter: sure, this heady comparison relies on coffee having a widespread appeal - not just among the urban middle class. that said, the big brands are now interested in working with the authorities
Apr 4, 2010 10:00am EDT
manychildren to a life of poverty. >>mitchell: in urban school districts across america fewer than 50% of the 14-year olds who enter high school, graduate. that's a recipe for a permanent underclass. >>reporter: 1.2 million students drop out of high school each year. and it's not just their loss. these dropouts cost the long term economy in lost wages, taxes from the class of 2007 are predicted to total losses of more than $300 billion dollars over the course of their working lives. >> tuck: we're not prioritizing education the way we need to particularly for poor people in this country. i was down in watts yesterday, it's a part of los angeles, walked into a classroom where we're telling these young people that education's their future and they had no computers in the classroom and this is supposed to be our future, this is the hope. >>reporter: but in the past decade a new breed of innovators has emerged in the fight against declining standards, so called "education entrepreneurs". >>stecher: the new educational entrepreneurs offer an opportunity to really revitalize the system and bring in
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